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Updated: 08/10/2016 08:30:08AM

Man charged with murder in shooting

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Caleb J. McKinney

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives arrested 31-year-old Caleb J. McKinney, 202 Alderman Road, Lakeland, charging him with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm - domestic violence, and shooting into an Occupied conveyance, in connection to the shooting death of 27-year-old Clifford Owen Cofer, II, of Winter Haven – a Sumter County Fire/EMS Lieutenant.

At 6:06 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, the PCSO received a call in reference to a person being shot. When deputies arrived, they found Cofer slumped over in the front passenger seat of a black Nissan Rogue parked out front of the home.

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